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Thread: Today in Nascar History March
03-20-2017, 07:47 PM #21
Today in Nascar History March 21st:
Winners on this date: Herb Thomas, Richard Petty, David Pearson, Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Burton, and Jimmie Johnson (2 times).
March 21st, 1999: Jeff Burton becomes perhaps the luckiest and most bizarre winner in Nascar history after the 400 miler at Darlington is called on lap 163 due to a thunderstorm. As the rains start falling leader Burton gets involved in a big melee on the frontstretch destroying his car. Burton limps around with the mangled heap under caution in the lead and is in the same position when the race is called under the red, giving him the ultimate rain gift victory.
March 21st, 2010: Jimmie Johnson takes advantage of a late race restart to get past the dominant car of the day in Kurt Busch and takes the checkers at Bristol for the first time in his career. Along with it being JJ's 3rd win in the first 5 races of 2010, it is his 50th career win, tying him with Ned Jarrett and Junior Johnson on the all-time win list.
03-21-2017, 10:08 PM #22
Today in Nascar History March 22nd:
Winners on this date: Johnny Beauchamp, Fred Lorenzen, Dale Jarrett, and Kyle Busch.
March 22nd, 2009: Kyle Busch dominates at Bristol and scores a relatively easy victory. It is the 3rd straight event in 2009 that a Busch brother has gone to victory lane.
Yesterday, 09:15 PM #23
Today in Nascar History March 23rd:
Winners on this date: Buck Baker, Bobby Allison, Richard Petty, Dale Jarrett, and Kurt Busch.
March 23rd, 2003: Young gun Kurt Busch continues his Bristol dominance and repeats as the winner of the Spring race at Bristol in dominating fashion.